Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2020.

Imports: Sewing machines

Sewing machines, the No. 561 import by value totaled $26.83 million for the month of May, $133.91 million through May of 2020, and $467.06 million for all of 2019, the latest annual data available, according to U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by WorldCity. Need more details? Read more

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Top Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Vietnam$37.47 M
2China$21.62 M
3Taiwan$20.53 M
4Thailand$16.21 M
5Japan$14.94 M
6Germany$6.9 M
7Switzerland$4.33 M
8India$2.49 M
9Italy$2.26 M
10Canada$1.42 M
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U.S. imports of Sewing machines decreased 18.56 percent through May to $133.91 million

U.S. imports of Sewing machines decreased 18.56 percent from $164.43 million to $133.91 million through the first five months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 561 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 536 for the last full year with a total value of $467.06 million, a $61.06 million, 11.56 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Vietnam, No. 2 China, No. 3 Taiwan, No. 4 Thailand and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Long Beach, No. 3 International Port of Memphis, Tenn., No. 4 Port Miami and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Vietnam, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Taiwan and No. 5 Thailand. The leading gateways were No. 1 International Port of Memphis, Tenn., No. 2 Port Miami, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Port of Tacoma, Wash..

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first five months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles fell 40.11 percent compared to last year to $27.59 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 141.39 percent compared to last year to $19.16 million.
  • International Port of Memphis, Tenn. fell 6.56 percent compared to last year to $17.16 million.
  • Port Miami fell 23.46 percent compared to last year to $13.98 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 43.25 percent compared to last year to $11.61 million.

There are several hundred airports, seaports and border crossings that handle international trade; they are, in turn, part of the roughly four dozen U.S. Customs districts.

Highlights for the top five foreign markets:

  • U.S. imports from No. 1 Vietnam increased $5.62 million, 17.64 percent, (27.98 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China decreased $17.4 million, 44.6 percent, (16.14 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Taiwan decreased $8,194, 0.04 percent, (15.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Thailand decreased $166,755, 1.02 percent, (12.1 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan decreased $12.21 million, 44.97 percent, (11.16 percent market share).

All totaled, 82.72 percent of all these Sewing machines imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $110.77 million of the $133.91 million total.

All totaled, 66.83 percent of all these Sewing machines imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $89.5 million of the $133.91 million total